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8th Apr '17 4:00:03 PM Frankencastle
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* Manga/BlackLagoon gives us Major Shane Caxton. Leader of the elite US Army Unit Gray Fox.

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* Manga/BlackLagoon gives us US Army Major Shane Caxton. Leader of the elite US Army Unit black ops unit Gray Fox. Also notable for being an extremely rare ''positive'' depiction of an American soldier.
8th Apr '17 3:56:32 PM Frankencastle
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* Manga/BlackLagoon gives us Major Shane Caxton. Leader of the elite US Army Unit Gray Fox.
11th Feb '17 12:19:10 AM wholockiantrekkie
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* Major Kira Nerys on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. Though she does get promoted to Colonel towards the end of the show's run, becoming a ColonelBadass.



*** Major Kira, a former guerilla fighter, is strong, passionate, and [[http://youtu.be/e4BQzejs0IA fully capable of beating the shit out of you]].

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*** Major Kira, a former guerilla fighter, is strong, passionate, and [[http://youtu.be/e4BQzejs0IA fully capable of beating the shit out of you]]. Though she does get promoted to Colonel towards the end of the show's run, becoming a ColonelBadass.


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**[[Series/StarTrekEnterpise Major J. Hayes]], the commanding officer of the [[SpaceMarines MACO's]] on the NX-01 during the Xindi mission in season 3.
28th Jan '17 2:55:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Major Reisman in ''Film/TheDirtyDozen''(pictured above).

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* Major Reisman in ''Film/TheDirtyDozen''(pictured ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' (pictured above).
12th Jan '17 12:51:26 PM GuyIncog
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** ''Company Of Heroes 2'' features a Major as a deployable unit for the Americans. Deploying him is required in order to access the American heavy vehicle units, and he has the ability to order both recon flights and off-map artillery strikes. Additionally, despite his "squad" consisting of only two men in addition to himself[[note]]other American rifle units have at least four and typically five men each[[/note]] it still has the same two slots for equipping heavier weapons as any other squad - in fact, the first weapon picked up is usually grabbed by the Major himself!
15th Dec '16 1:12:57 AM Doug86
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* Major Smedley Darlington Butler was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor '''''twice''''': once in 1914 during the Vera Cruz expedition, and once in 1915 during the Haitian rebellion. He later retired from the US Marine Corps as a Major General. He also have the distinction of being the only badass in history to be named "Smedley". Did we mention that this man had a huge tattoo of the Marine Corps "eagle, globe, and anchor" symbol on his chest, starting at his throat and extending to his belly-button? He wrote a nice book which aired a lot of dirty laundry about the Bananna Republics the US used military action to ostensibly "help" during the early 20th Century. The title, ''War Is a Racket'' makes it quite clear which conclusion he was drawing about letting corporate and economic interests dictate military policy. Partially ironic, since every war in history is dictated in some (or whole) part by economic interests (yes, even [[WorldWarII that one]] was heavily influenced by economic realities).

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* Major Smedley Darlington Butler was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor '''''twice''''': once in 1914 during the Vera Cruz expedition, and once in 1915 during the Haitian rebellion. He later retired from the US Marine Corps as a Major General. He also have the distinction of being the only badass in history to be named "Smedley". Did we mention that this man had a huge tattoo of the Marine Corps "eagle, globe, and anchor" symbol on his chest, starting at his throat and extending to his belly-button? He wrote a nice book which aired a lot of dirty laundry about the Bananna Republics the US used military action to ostensibly "help" during the early 20th Century. The title, ''War Is a Racket'' makes it quite clear which conclusion he was drawing about letting corporate and economic interests dictate military policy. Partially ironic, since every war in history is dictated in some (or whole) part by economic interests (yes, even [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that one]] was heavily influenced by economic realities).
11th Dec '16 9:56:26 PM spidermage
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11th Dec '16 9:53:20 PM spidermage
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11th Dec '16 9:46:11 PM spidermage
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* Major Allison Digby Tatham-Warter, who was at the Battle of Arnhem (his expy appears in the film of 'A Bridge Too Far') just is this trope. His many exploits and eccentricities included leading a bayonet charge against tanks, and disabling a German armoured car with his umbrella.
13th Nov '16 12:12:09 PM nombretomado
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* MadScientist Major Dr. Ghastly, from the short-lived Evil Con Carne segment from ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.

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* MadScientist Major Dr. Ghastly, from the short-lived Evil Con Carne segment from ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
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